Our War against climate:
geo-engineering climate & weather
and the paradox of second best

Sandia Lab Program logo
A reversal of fortune
or
NATURE strikes back !!
Kinds of climate modification
• Inadvertent
• Advertent

– “We are inadvertently changing the
climate, so why not adverten...
Societal interactions with Climate
(3 competing perspectives)

Society… dominates Climate
is subordinate to Climate
in har...
Geo-Schemes proposed to stop Global
Warming
• Carbon sequestration
• Iron particles in the
ocean
• Global scale tree
plant...
The systemic nature of climate change impacts
is an added challenge

Health Impacts
Weather-related Mortality
Infectious D...
We can plan ahead…. or we can react
Wildlife can only react

But humans can anticipate
Some thoughts
about climate engineering
• Societies try to make marginal lands productive,
while they degrade productive l...
Man believed he could dominate Nature and bend it to his will,
but Nature is now turning against him and he finds himself
...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT…
Climate Engineering: The EARTH's Doctor.
Climate Engineering: The EARTH's Doctor.
Climate Engineering: The EARTH's Doctor.
Climate Engineering: The EARTH's Doctor.
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Climate Engineering: The EARTH's Doctor.

  1. 1. Our War against climate: geo-engineering climate & weather and the paradox of second best Sandia Lab Program logo
  2. 2. A reversal of fortune or NATURE strikes back !!
  3. 3. Kinds of climate modification • Inadvertent • Advertent – “We are inadvertently changing the climate, so why not advertently try to counterbalance it?” (Mike MacCracken) • Quick or Creeping onset
  4. 4. Societal interactions with Climate (3 competing perspectives) Society… dominates Climate is subordinate to Climate in harmony with climate  Climate change must be placed in context of other important stresses, e.g., land use changes & population growth.  Climate change may exacerbate or ameliorate existing stresses  Threats to subsistence livelihoods are already being exacerbated by multiple climate-related factors, e.g.,  reduced or displaced populations of marine mammals, seabirds and other wildlife  reduction and thinning of sea ice, making hunting more difficult and dangerous
  5. 5. Geo-Schemes proposed to stop Global Warming • Carbon sequestration • Iron particles in the ocean • Global scale tree planting • Go nuclear • Go renewable energy www.lightwatcher.com/ chemtrails/smoking_gun.html
  6. 6. The systemic nature of climate change impacts is an added challenge Health Impacts Weather-related Mortality Infectious Diseases Air Quality-Respiratory Illnesses Agriculture Impacts Climate Changes Temperature Precipitation Sea Level Rise Crop yields Irrigation demands Forest Impacts Change in forest composition Shift geographic range of forests Forest Health and Productivity Water Resource Impacts Changes in water supply Water quality Increased competition for water Impacts on Coastal Areas Erosion of beaches Inundate coastal lands Costs to defend coastal communities Species and Natural Areas Cultural Resources Shift in ecological zones Loss of habitat and species
  7. 7. We can plan ahead…. or we can react Wildlife can only react But humans can anticipate
  8. 8. Some thoughts about climate engineering • Societies try to make marginal lands productive, while they degrade productive lands. • Technology is neutral. How we use it determines whether it has positive or negative impacts. • Societies need to move from an environmental ethic and modus operandi of dominance to that of harmony.
  9. 9. Man believed he could dominate Nature and bend it to his will, but Nature is now turning against him and he finds himself caught in a trap.” “
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT…

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